Sunday, March 10, 2013

White Rabbit On Way to Wonderland Art

March Madness makes me daydream of Alice in Wonderland, not basketball. So I finally colored my white rabbit sketch from last year! The drawing illustrates the opening scene in the book:

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”

So she was considering, in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" (when she thought it over afterward, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but, when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and, burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.


- Excerpt from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


White Rabbit Drawing by aquariann
Alice in Wonderland drawing is inked with black Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and colored with Prismacolor pencils onto ACEO cut Strathmore Smooth Bristol Paper.

Colored pencil art is linked at Sunday Sketches, Inspire Me Monday and Whimsy Wednesday.

17 comments :

  1. What a grand looking rabbit you have here. He's almost daring us to follow him down that hole...

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  2. Such a handsome rabbit....it would look so good in a children's illustrated book.
    xxx

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  3. This is beautiful. Your artistic illustrative style is gorgeous-I could see the whole story beautifully depicted like this.

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  4. Wow what a gogeous rabbit. I love the look in his eyes and would love you to read to us a little more :)
    ManonX

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  5. beautiful inspiration from Alice!

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  6. Wowness..what a beautiful piece..love the strong energy...and potent-rich color palette..love the tunnel-portal-rabbit hole.. earthy browns-golds...so beautiful! Inspiring and magical..and so gorgeous! Your rabbit is sublime..wise and stunning!
    happy Sunday Sketches
    Victoria

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  7. He is wonderful!

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  8. Beautiful, love your original style and rich colors! <3

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  9. OMG - Adrienne, it's FABulous! What a wonderful job you did. Love your sketch style and the colors you chose are perfect.

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  10. Great rabbit. Looks like he could be getting ready for a very important date. :)

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  11. Nice drawing. I loved your excerpt from he book. Thanks for the reminder.

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  12. That sketch is fabulous... the detail in the fur is perfect... thanks for sharing it...xx

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  13. What a spectacular white rabbit. So glad you finished it so you could share. Alice would be impressed. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  14. I love your Alice rabbit, it's so adorable!!

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  15. What a lovely little bunny! You are fantastic with colored pencils!

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